What is the opposite of belittling?

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Adjective
Opposite of dismissive of the importance of a person or thing
Adjective
Opposite of ill-mannered in nature
“I did my best to be friendly and welcoming but still he would not stay and would take no food or clothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in or damaging to dignity
Adjective
Opposite of improper, inappropriate, or generally undignified in nature
Adjective
Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to find fault too readily
Noun
Opposite of the act of disparaging or belittling
Noun
Opposite of a lowering of rank or status
“He was recently announced as the next Chief of Defence Force, a position he will take up on July 4, on promotion to air chief marshal.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is
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